The theories about what kind of business Avengers:End Game would produce have long been discussed before the film began. Now that the world has seen what Marvel Studios has produced, the Box Office numbers it has put together have been record breaking and staggering. To recognize that accomplishment, Marvel and Disney have sent out a press release honoring both the work and the fans who have supported it. Here is the beginning of that release:
BURBANK, Calif. – April 28, 2019 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” made history this weekend with a record-shattering estimated global debut of $1,209.0 million, becoming the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend. It reached the billion-dollar threshold in just five days, more than twice as fast as its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War,” which held the record at 11 days. The film also set domestic and international records.
“Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Though ‘Endgame’ is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”
The records that have been broken by Avengers:End Game are both numerous and impressive. These include:
- #1 domestic ($350M), international ($859M), and global ($1,209.0M) debuts
- #1 domestic Thursday previews ($60M)
- #1 domestic single-day gross and #1 domestic Friday gross ($156.7M)
- #1 domestic Saturday ($109M) and Sunday ($84.3M) grosses; Saturday is first $100M+ day without previews
- #1 China opening day ($107.8M) and opening weekend ($330.5M) and already ranking as the #4 non-local film ever released there
- Fastest film to $1B globally (5 days)
- 8th Marvel Studios film to cross $1B; 2nd to cross $1B this year (with “Captain Marvel”)
- Biggest industry opening weekend across all regions and in 44 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France (admissions, non-local), Italy (non-local), Spain, UK/Ireland
- Biggest industry single-day grosses in 29 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, UK/Ireland
- Biggest IMAX global debut ($91.5M)
- 96% Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score
- A+ CinemaScore (U.S.)
With numbers like these, it might be forgiven if people were to assume that a few fans liked the film. If these numbers continue, it is becoming more possible that the record once thought untouchable and held by Avatar could be obtained and surpassed. Have you been one of those who have helped set the pace for perhaps the greatest film in the MCU and maybe, the highest grossing film of all time? Share your experience with us at GVNation.
Source: Walt Disney Studios Publicity
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